On Tuesday, a former teacher in Florida claims that she was fired for talking about her sexuality, including her so-called “pansexual identity,” with her middle school students.
According to Fox News, the woman, Casey Scott, formerly taught art class at Trafalgar Middle School, in Lee County School District. Scott tried to defend her conduct, claiming that she was “just being myself. A discussion happened in class and because of that, now I’m fired.”
Scott claims, without evidence, that it was the students who initiated the discussion by revealing their own “identities,” including “non-binary,” homosexual, and “bisexual.” She says that she was then asked about her identity by the students, to which she responded by saying that she was “pansexual,” which allegedly means someone who is open to virtually any gender or sexual preference.
Scott had previously been ordered to take down gay pride flags that were hung on the classroom door, having been told that “it would be in the best interest if I got rid of them.”
The Lee School District issued a statement on the matter, confirming that Scott had been fired for deviating from state-mandated curriculum during her duties in the classroom.
The firing is the latest development in the broader culture war that has swept the state of Florida, regarding the attempts to teach sexuality to little children in public schools. Governor Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) has signed a bill into law called the “Parental Rights in Education” act, which forbids public schools from teaching sexually explicit material to students in kindergarten through 3rd grade.
But the bill has been criticized by the far-left and pro-LGBTQ activists, who have derogatorily and falsely referred to it as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill. The Left claims that preventing sexual discussions in the classroom is oppression of gay people and those who think they are “transgender,” meaning that they believe they can choose their own gender and change their gender at any time.
“Parents have every right to be informed about services offered to their child at school,” DeSantis said upon signing the bill, “and should be protected from schools using classroom instruction to sexualize their kids as young as 5 years old.”